December 20, 2004
Meets over the first half of December at Keefe Tech and at MIT saw three New England and seven individual Gator records fall, with 143 lifetime bests at the MIT meet as the Gators prepared for the 2005 Championships.
In an amazing set of swims at the MIT meet, the Boys 13-14 Relay teams including Greg Lowen, Greg Michels, Mike Monovoukas, Chris Rogers and Robert Dowd broke New England and Gator records in the 200 and 400 Free and 400 Medley Relays. The Boys 200 Free relay (Monovoukas, Dowd, Rogers, Lowen) with a time of 1:30.38 broke the New England record of 1:32.54 formerly held since 1985 by BGSC and the 400 Medley relay team (Rogers, Michels, Monovoukas, Lowen) with a time of 3:20.75 broke the 1994 record of 3:48.74 formerly held by the Mass Bay Marlins both by more than two seconds! The 400 Free relay team (Lowen, Rogers, Michels and Monovoukas) with a time of 3:20.75 continued their dominance, breaking the New England Record formerly held by BGSC (3:22.13) since 1990.
WAY TO GO BOYS!!!
Mike Monovoukas broke the Gator 100 Yard Free record at the MIT meet with a 48.56 and for the second year in a row won the Boys 13-14 High Point Award. The previous record was held by Frank Han since 1985; while swimming with the Gators, Frank was an Age Group National Record holder as well as a National Champion. At the same meet, Chris Rogers went on to swim a 1:59.35 in the 200 Yard Backstroke, breaking the 30 year old record of former Gator Olympian Bobby Hackett (1:59.50) and then surpassed Ryan Berg's 100 Yard backstroke record (54.85; 1998) three times during the meet, with a best time of 54.48. Just a week earlier at the Candy Apple Classic, Allison Scott broke Leslie Bargmann's two year old Gator record in the 200 Yard Breaststroke by almost 6 seconds with a time of 2:50.95.
WAY TO GO MIKE, CHRIS AND ALLISON!!!
Kudos also go to the ENTIRE TEAM as 143 of the 252 Individual Entries were lifetime personal bests!
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